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A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

Sep 27, 2021

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Dr. Scott Gottlieb is the 23rd commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, serving from 2017 through 2019.  Today, he’s a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, serves on the board of Pfizer, and is one of the most knowledgeable, sought-after experts on drug and device regulation and our nation’s public health.

He also has a new book out called, Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic.  In today’s discussion, Dr. Gottlieb shares with us what he learned in writing this authoritative account, including everything that went wrong that left us excessively vulnerable to Covid-19, including how we over-focused on political failures and continue to overlook our nation’s systemic shortcomings.  He gives an update on when we can expect Covid vaccine approval for kids, and what we need to do to be prepared for the next pandemic.

Learn more about Dr. Gottlieb’s new book, including where to buy it, here:

A note for listeners: we are taking a short break and won’t have a podcast next week on October 4th, but we’ll be back in your feed on Monday, October 11th.